Labor Day Weekend Goal: A Linky Party with Giveaway

I am giving myself a goal to accomplish over Labor Day weekend.

I am going to get the borders on my Lazy Sunday quilt.

I didn’t intend on getting so far on the quilt but I was having some computer problems with my Making Learning Fun website and had to sit next to the computer to babysit it.  While sitting there I pinned rows and pinned rows and before long, I had the center together.  Being able to do that made the computer woes much less worrisome.

The borders are all cut and sewn…just not sewed on so even though we have a busy weekend planned, I still think it can be it finished.  Check back on Monday evening to see how I did.

So how about you??  Do you have a sewing goal for Labor Day Weekend??  Either leave a comment in the comment section or if you’re a blogger write up a post and link up with the linky below (make sure to leave a link back to my site).  I checked out my prize box and have a copy of Traditions for Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini for one of the readers who shares their weekend sewing goal either via the blog linky or through the comment section.

82 thoughts on “Labor Day Weekend Goal: A Linky Party with Giveaway”

  1. I Always have more plans than hours, so my plan is to reduce the plans and focus on finishing one or two blocks for Elfens quilt, thanks for the give a way

  2. I am working at finishing a braid border to a mystery quilt from blog Quilts by Darlene, this is the last border. I love elm creek books. I have done Andrews Star in the Window from the 1st book?

  3. I’m going to be out of town all weekend so no sewing for me unless get home early. But will have fun on our fast get away.

  4. hand quilting a quilt using Kansas trouble fabrics. that’s my plan for the weekend and beyond till its done, DH is off for a couple of days he really needs some time off having a small business makes it hard, therefore he won’t labor on labor day.
    My oldest daughter name is Kelli spelled the same way, she is 45, she never liked the spelling while in school, she has grown into it as an adult. While pregnant with her a TV host named Michael Douglas said he DD was named Kelli and spelled that way, heard it and liked it.
    I so enjoy reading about what your up to, good luck with your sewing plans for the long weekend.

  5. I’ll be here sewing away! I’ve got to find some matching thread to sew on a quilt binding, get two quilts and backings pressed and ready to take to the quilter’s, and press and square up about 40 quilt blocks. That should be enough laboring for the Labor Day weekend, which will otherwise be very quiet here.

  6. I will be having three of my granddaughters this weekend and I bet we will be planning on sewing – the two oldest are just at the stage where the are loving to get on Grandma’s sewing machine and put stuff together – currently all of my granddaughters that are old enough to do some sewing (and we have 9 granddaughters and 2 grandsons) are working with me to do the “Scrappy Trips” by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville! Each time they come over we work on a couple of blocks together – they are learning to sew straight lines and Grandma pieces the blocks together – one block is for their Mom and one block is for Grandma! I’ve found that this is a fun way to get them started with quilting! Pretty soon we will have a quilt!

  7. i plan on getting a red white and blue crib quilt top pieded this weekend so when i get to Fla our migrant sewing group will have some quits to tie

  8. On September 1 I will get my first clue on the Cracked Pots Facebook mystery quilt. I hope to start on that! My fabric is pressed and ready.

  9. Phyllis Limiero

    I have a wool and cotton project from Primitive Gatherings that I would like to finish this weekend. Isn’t it nice to have the weekend with an extra day?

  10. I will be putting borders on my Lazy Sunday quilt too. I had to recalculate my coping strips, so this has been a challenge for me. This is the first BH quilt I’ve done where I’ve had border issues. I’m pretty sure it is user error this time, not the pattern. Good luck!

  11. I’m working on two Bonnie projects: Smith Mountain Morning in red, white and blue and Scrappy Trips in blues. I’ve finished the Smith Mountain blocks and I need to sew the center blocks together. I won’t do that this weekend, though. I plan to work on the pieced border, but I’m doing HSTs instead of the one she designed (less work). The Scrappy Trips is planned as a QOV and I hope to finish the blocks before Tuesday.

  12. I’ll be working a wool applique BOW from Primitive Gatherings and on a non sewing goal one day will be devoted to celebrating the hubby’s birthday with a trip to a local historical site.

  13. I am working on 5 small quilts for the Silent Auction and two larger quilts for the Eastern Iowa Heirloom Quilt Guild’s show Sept. 20-22, at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Open at 10 am all days. Raffle quilt is beautiful queen size Double Wedding Ring made with Batiks.

  14. All week I’ve been working on getting a quilt assembled, I’ve done that, and am now almost have the backing assembled. I have a pic on my blog of the last blogs. Goal is to quilt all day on Monday as my yoga group will not be meeting.

  15. I’m working on some baby quilts and hope to get one done this weekend. I also hope to get rid of this awful virus I picked up while visiting a sick friend. I love Jennifer’s books and would love to add this to my collection.

  16. I am hoping to work on a quilt made from jelly rolls and then finish 5 halloween pillowcases that I can give to my grandkids when it arrives. Then I will start sewing some pillowcases for granddaughters birthday presents which is next weekend.

  17. There are never enough hours in the day, but in between garden canning, jelly making, “homework” from work (isn’t the computer age wonderful where you have access everywhere???), maybe wash a floor or two, and mine and my daughters birthdays, I am determined to find some “me” time to work on Something, even if it is just for 1/2 hour. It may end up just cleaning the top of the sewing table off, but even that will be fun… Thanks so much for sharing

  18. I have a pile of table runner pieces that I would love to get made into quilt tops, because it would get a huge pile of fabric out of my UFO box. With the beginning of my little guy’s football season, we’ll see how much I get done.

  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m working on a quilt as you go quilt as a wedding gift for my niece. I’m using Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow in the blue, browns, whites, olive, etc. First time using the quilt as you go on my blocks. A little worried but I think it will work out in the end. Happy Weekend!

  20. I am going to do some practicing of free motion quilting. I have a bunch of tops that need to be finished. So, I am going to practice, practice, practice, and then tackle my to do list.

  21. I am hoping to catch up on customer quilting:)
    I have been taking care of 86 yr old inlaws and am falling behind. So since hubby is off all weekend he can take over for me:)

  22. I will be working on my Dear Jane. I have completed about 2/3 of the top. I hope to be finished by next June. I will be looking for another long term project and an Elm Creek quilt might be the one. Thanks for the give away. Beth


  23. I hope to cut out two quilts this weekend. I’m scheduled for major surgery mid September and fear I will be unable to lift an iron or rotary cut for 2 months afterwards. One quilt is your Chain of Faith using a stack of fat quarters rather than Jelly Rolls and the other one is a free one from Bonnie Hunter. I love this book! Thanks for the give away!

  24. I have to finish a top for a Quilt of Honor quilt, and then finish quilting the last border and bind a quilt for my dad. I want to also make little gifts for a Girl Cousins weekend, next weekend. I love Jennifer’s books! Good luck on everyone’s plans!

  25. My goal for Labor Day weekend is to make serious progress on a Bonnie Hunter UFO. I want to have one of hers done-pieced, quilted and bound before the November mystery starts. I just cut chain piecing apart for Cathedral Star points, I pulled the tub of My Blue Heaven and did some pressing and cutting for it. BUT first, I have to make some working room in my sewing room for my mom to join me. :)

  26. I’m working on a scrappy star quilt made with reproduction fabric and shirting. I have 800 half square triangles in it! Joy

  27. My goal is two baby quilts finished for twin girls that are due the end of September. I am sure they will come early so I have to get busy I have them ready for borders, then quilting etc. So it is a good bit of work, but at least they are baby quilts so not too large. Thanks Jo

  28. I hope to finish a quilt top that I have been making for a friend. I also need to do some organizing in my sewing room.

  29. I have a red, white, and blue quilt started for Fort Hood and hopefully will make a big dent in it this weekend as we have not big plans here.

  30. I’m working on quilting my Easy Street with a Baptist Fan stencil on my dsm. I’m a long way from finishing it but my goal is to at least work on it. Have company coming from out of town so don’t know how much sewing I’ll get in.

  31. I have two quilts to bind, wash and photograph before Sunday, and a couple of pillow covers to finish up. I’m also hoping to quilt up a huge flannel quilt!

  32. Hoping to finish sewing rows together and add borders to my latest string quilt. Maybe get a little further on “Sisters Choice” by Bonnie Hunter. Hope the grands cooperate!

  33. I need to finish up a wool table topper that I am putting in our Fall Exhibition next week-end. It is a Nutmeg Hare pattern called Dress Me Up Frosty. My very first entry in an exhibition and my first wool table mat.

  34. I’m working on a little pieced quilt that has a small wool appliqué. It should be doable for the holiday weekend.

  35. Karen Nicholson

    I have several projects planned – 2 UFO’s and a new scrappy project. I will have a 4 day weekend, so I’m looking forward to spending a great time with projects, my machine, and scrap fabrics! Woohoo!!!

  36. I am finally getting my longarm quilter set up and hope to practice a bit. I have been busy cleaning out my sewing room and arranging fabrics. We are going camping this weekend, so I might take my yo-yo quilt project along in the car.

  37. This weekend I am going to work some more on my hexie flowers and read another of Jennifer Chiaverini’s books. I have the complete set that I got thru Thrift Books here in the Seattle area. I am so enjoying them. It would be nice to have one of her quilting books to go along with the story books. I also have a label to get on a baby quilt and get it finished so it gets to our little Annie before her 1st birthday. Thanks for the chance to enter. Daisy

  38. I have a quilt that I’ve been working on all summer. It’s taken me much longer than it should have. I just have to quilt the last border and get the binding on. It will get done this weekend!!

  39. I would love to work on my Lazy Sunday quilt and get as far as you’ve gotten on yours! I haven’t started the last step yet.

  40. I love Jennifer Chiaverini’s books! I think it was your suggestion that introduced me to her work. I am beginning work on a Double Wedding Ring wall hanging using wedding pictures for my son and his wife who just got married. Wanted to make them something special for Christmas. I got the inspiration and the recommendation of the kit to make it easier from you. I am a recently retired teacher (June!) who was an avid user of your Making Learning Fun website since you first started it. Enjoyed so many of your ideas with my young students!

  41. My sewing goals for Labor Day weekend:
    1. Put the binding on a quilt for my friend’s son’s birthday and package it up for mailing.
    2. Finish hemming the black-out curtains for my toddler’s room.
    3. Make fabric sandwich bags as party favors for my kid’s birthday.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Another beautiful quilt! My wife and I have quite a few of Jennifer Chiaverini books but none of here quilt pattern books. We purchased her fabric for a for a Christmas quilt up in Osage, that my wife wants me to sew, it had a free pattern when you bought the fabric. Now to get it cut out and time to work on it. Love what you are doing to your house. Keep on sewing. From northern Iowa.

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  44. Well Jo, I’m going to be working on the rest of my projects for our guild’s quilt show in November. I need to finish 12 pouches, 6 foldover notebooks, one itty bitty twister quilt (10 inch square, for the silent auction) and bind a carpenter’s star quilt to enter in competition. Looks like I’ll be quite busy, but it’s so much fun!

  45. Probably won’t get much sewing in we have to take our oldest off to college (sniff) but once school is started for our youngest I’ll have some time to myself again. Have a great weekend, Jo, and thanks for the give away.

  46. I have a few things to finish and I hope I have the time! Baby girl quilt for my new niece, 2 quilts for a friend and 2 to sell….These are the most important ones right now. Unfortunately many more in the closet or on the shelf or in a stack somewhere. . Better start now! Thanks

  47. I need to finish up a string block sample quilt tat I will be teaching at our guild’s ext workshop. This workshop will be charity themed as we will be making quilts for wounded warriors, veterans, and families of the fallen.

  48. I need to finish up a string block sample quilt that I will be teaching at our guild’s ext workshop. This workshop will be charity themed as we will be making quilts for wounded warriors, veterans, and families of the fallen.

  49. I plan on cutting up more fabric for the Bonnie Hunter Pfeffernusse quilt I started months ago. But only after I finish some home remodeling chores! Hopefully I”ll get it all done and sewing can be my reward! I enjoy your blog and can’t believe how much you get done!

  50. I will have grandkids part of the weekend & grown kids visiting to go to the State Fair, but I’m hoping to be able to do some sewing on my 5-minute blocks quilt. I have all of the blocks sewn, but need to do the top stitching & sew the blocks together. Good luck with your sewing.

  51. I have the sewing machine already packed in the motorhome and a lot of precut patches to make up 15+ baby quilts. Also have about 70 partially done crazy quilt blocks in the making (Buggy Barn pattern) that need to be trimmed and and 2-3 more seams to do then start to set them together. With all our heat advisories, I’ll be spending some time inside with the ac and sewing/trimming
    in the early am while others are asleep. I also have to pop back home and have 2 quilts to finish on the longarm. We are camping with friends only 5 miles from the house, so will get to enjoy the best of the weekend…good friends, good campfire food, good quilting, lots of fun.

  52. I always plan to get some sewing done, but things usually change quickly. Hopefully, I will get a table topper quilted and finished and get a small Halloween quilt started for a friend. I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.

  53. My plan is to work on cleaning and organizing my sewing room. There is no room to work.
    My reward will sewing on a BOM or loading up a quilt on the longarm. Stay cool this weekend!

  54. I am hoping to make some progress on a hand quilting project that I’ve been plugging away at for over a year. I need a project that allows me to keep one eye on the kids, so this might be the perfect one.

  55. I may be late to the party, but your post got me going this morning, so I linked up as # 5. Thanks so much for hosting – it is amazing what you can do if/ when you have a plan and a goal! And your incentive sure helps, too!

  56. My goal for Labor Day is to complete the quilt top I started at Bonnie Hunter’s and Mickey Depre’s classes in the Collaboration Celebration earlier this month. I put the blocks together yesterday. Will sew the rows and start appliqueing the hexies today!

  57. My goal this week end is to finish 10 more Christmas stockings. Just finished the ones we are making and filling for 20 military men. Now I am working on making Christmas stockings for some angels in Wisconsin. The Angels give gifts of quilts, clothing and a toy to Children who families need a little extra help.

  58. My plan is to finish up a quilt for our Military Quilts charity. I’m teaching the string pieced block at our next guild workshop and I need my sample done, since we already gave away my last one to a wounded warrior.

  59. I am going to finish my first month blocks of a Glacier Star quilt—-then go to the Minnesota State Fair on the last day—fall is ahead…

  60. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I want to get the final borders on a top I am working on for a charity quilt. I need to get the pinwheel borders on the top and bottom and the final outer borders on it and I’m calling it done. :P I finished sewing the 24 pinwheels for the top & bottom, just need to get them sewn together and then on the quilt. Haven’t cut the last border yet, but hope I have enough of one of the fabrics for it!

  61. Our youngest daughter got married on Saturday so my sewing room has been a guest room for the grandkids! My goal is to re-claim it and con’t quilting the Christmas quilt I am making for my daughter (it was for last Christmas!).

  62. My “to do” list is HUGE!! If I can get just a portion done this weekend, I will be satisfied. My priorities are:
    1. Finish some on-line modules for school that were due Thursday!
    2. Stop procrastinating and decide on a layout for some slab blocks that have been sitting on my studio floor for 2 weeks waiting for me to make a decision.
    3. Pay my bills.
    4. Sew a table skirt for a colleague’s classroom.
    5. Hang some pictures that have been leaning against the wall for ages.
    6. Go out for ice cream. (DONE!)

  63. My weekend goal was to finish my FLutter quilt (did not happen) and to clear out my email (still in progress). Thanks for the chance to win! I really love that book!

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